Are Tooth-Colored Fillings Right for Your Cavity?

If you have a cavity in a back tooth, then an amalgam filling or one made of gold will serve you well. Those fillings are very strong, and since your back teeth handle a great deal of pressure, those gold or amalgam are great choices. But if you have a cavity in a tooth that… Read more »

A Dental Crown Restoration to Treat a Bad Cavity

If you sometimes forget to brush your teeth twice each day or you have a bad habit of forgetting to floss, it could leave excess bacterial deposits on your teeth. In time this could increase your chances of suffering a cavity. If an area of tooth decay goes untreated for too long there might not… Read more »

Holiday Hygiene Habits for Teeth

The holidays are busy, fun, and right around the corner! Check to see if you are following these principles to make sure you have a tooth-healthy holiday season. Brush: Remember, you should brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush that is no more than 3-4 months old. If your… Read more »

All About the Brush

Your brushing habits are only as good as the toothbrush you are using. If the brush is frayed or worn out, it will be ineffective. If it is old, it will likely be full of bacteria and needs to be replaced.   Taking care of your toothbrush starts with having the right brush in the… Read more »

Protecting Your Gums

Many adults in the United States have gum disease. Although it may be painless at first, if it is not treated, you can lose your teeth along with the mass in your jaw. There can also be serious complications for other systems in your body such as your respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Some of the… Read more »

Chronic Periodontal Health Problems Can Eventually Lead to Tooth Loss and Medical Complications

Plaque buildup and residual food particles that collect on your teeth near the gumline can gradually start to harden into tartar. This bacterial substance greatly increases your chances of developing gum inflammation and periodontal health problems. These needless conditions have become surprisingly common. In fact, The American Dental Association has estimated that nearly a third… Read more »

A Cavity on a Molar or Premolar Might Be Treatable with an Amalgam Dental Filling

The premolars and molars in the back of your mouth play a very important role in biting off tough foods, while also performing the function of chewing and grinding. These teeth also tend to have pits and fissures in the textures of the tooth enamel. If these areas trap bacterial deposits, it could cause a… Read more »

Dental Crown Secrets for a Healthy Smile

Are you aware that dental crowns can restore teeth that are broken into bits? If there is enough tooth left surviving, a dental crown can mold the damaged bits back together to form the basis of a solid and sturdy tooth that looks and functions as a tooth should. Dental crowns can also be used… Read more »

Oral Health Services: Dental Erosion Treatments

Guard your tooth enamel against dental erosion by taking the necessary steps to stop harmful acids from attacking your teeth. Although brushing and flossing habits are useful, some types of toothpaste can be too abrasive and damage your teeth if your teeth are already in a sensitive state due to acidic damage, so do not… Read more »

Keep Your Oral Health in Tip-Top Shape by Avoiding Oral Injury

If you’re not careful, you can suffer an oral injury. This is quite common for babies who are learning to walk, kids who are participating in harmful activities, and people who play high-contact sports. Oral injuries can be painful and quite terrifying. If you ever suffer an injury, it’s best to stay calm. Dr. has… Read more »